Empire Company Reports Voting Results

STELLARTON, NS, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Empire Company Limited ("Empire" or the "Company") (TSX: EMP.A) announced the voting results from its Annual General Meeting held today at Cineplex Cinemas, 612 East River Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

There were 34,260,763 Class B shares (100% of the Class B shares outstanding) represented by proxy at the meeting. 100% of the Class B shares were voted in favour of each director nominee.

In addition to the election of directors, the Class B shareholders also voted on fixing the maximum number of directors at 18, on the remuneration of directors, on the appointment of Grant Thornton LLP as auditors for fiscal 2015 and to authorize the Board of Directors to fix the auditors' remuneration. 100% of the Class B shares were voted in favour of these motions.

The advisory resolution on the Company's approach to executive compensation was voted on by both Non-Voting Class A and Class B shareholders. There were 41,095,436 Non-Voting Class A shares (70.8% of the Non-Voting Class A shares outstanding) represented by proxy at the meeting of which 39,765,005 (96.8%) were voted in favour of the motion. 100% of the Class B shares were voted in favour of the advisory resolution.


Empire Company Limited (TSX: EMP.A) is a Canadian company headquartered in Stellarton, Nova Scotia.  Empire's key businesses include food retailing and related real estate.  With over $22 billion in annualized sales and $12.1 billion in assets, Empire and its subsidiaries, franchisees and affiliates employ more than 125,000 people.

Additional financial information relating to Empire, including the Company's Annual Information Form, can be found on the Company's website at www.empireco.ca or at www.sedar.com.


SOURCE: Empire Company Limited

For further information: Media Contact : Andrew Walker, Senior Vice President, Communications & Corporate Affairs, Sobeys Inc., (905) 214-6711; Investor Contact: Stewart Mahoney, CFA, Vice President, Treasury & Investor Relations, Empire Company Limited, (902) 752-8371 ext. 3499



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